NBA Trade Rumors: Top 3 Trade Destinations for Brandon Ingram

It was another early playoff exit for the New Orleans Pelicans, and changes are definitely afoot for the franchise as they determine how to take it to the next level. Rumours have just surfaced that center Joas Valanciunas will likely not be back, but a much bigger game-changing move could be on the horizon. 

Brandon Ingram has just one year left on his contract and the Pelicans are not expected to offer him an extension this offseason. Ingram is eligible for a four-year, $208 million deal, but New Orleans doesn't sound like they're interested. He had a brutal finish to the year in their quick playoff elimination at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

We look now at 3 viable trade destinations for Ingram:

Atlanta Hawks

Will Guillory of Hoops Hype tells us that the Pelicans were "having conversations" with Atlanta going into the trade deadline about potentially acquiring Dejounte Murray and a frontcourt player in return for Ingram. "I think that’s (a) team to keep an eye on," says Guillory. 

The Hawks are known to be looking to trade either Murray or Trae Young this off-season. There will be plenty of options for them, but Ingram could be one of the top players available to snag in return. 

Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers suffered another all-too-early exit from the playoffs this season, and with Tobias Harris heading out the door in free agency, they'll have some money, and a prime forward slot freed up. They'd love to add a 3rd star to their dynamic duo of Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey. Ingram could be a great fit. 

Golden State Warriors

The Warriors need to add another star to their roster to keep Steph Curry happy and get the team back into serious contention. After Andrew Wiggins fizzled out this past season, Ingram could be a huge infusion to this lineup. They've got some promising youngsters to trade, so this will be an intriguing option to follow.

Other teams thought to have an eye on Ingram include the Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Sacramento Kings. 

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